Urban & Estate Regeneration Pydar

Project type

Commercial, Housing, Urban & Estate Regeneration

What we did

Architecture, Development Consultancy, Urban Design & Masterplanning


Cornwall Council


Truro, Cornwall


Winner - Fostering a Healthy Town Centre - Planning Awards 2022
Shortlisted - Planning Permission of the Year - Planning Awards 2022
Shortlisted - Future Place - Pineapple Awards 2022
Winner - Building With Nature Award - Landscape Institute Awards 2023
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PRP has been appointed by Cornwall Council to design the outline planning proposal for the regeneration of the Pydar neighbourhood in Truro. The scheme will regenerate an existing commercial and industrial area with new mixed-use development that will connect the market town's historic core with the River Allen and a Victorian railway viaduct to create a 'place'.

Plans comprise a diverse range of accommodation, including multi-generation housing, student apartments and a hotel. To ensure that the new Pydar neighbourhood is sustainable and can be enjoyed by current and successive generations, an emphasis has been put on intergenerational living between students and older generations in particular.

Proposed public amenities include The Hive, a digitally-focused and entrepreneurial learning and living environment for Falmouth University that will help grow both a vibrant local community. Collaborative working space for start-ups, offices, a village hall, cafes and restaurants, a highline walk, nature trails, climbing walls and other sports facilities are also proposed.

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